Aditi, Diksha qualify for Paris Olympics


Aditi and Diksha will represent India together for a second time

The International Golf Federation announced this week that Ladies European Tour (LET) winners Diksha Dagar of Jhajjar, Haryana and Aditi Ashok of Bangalore, Karnataka, have qualified for the Olympics thanks to their world rankings for the women’s competition at the Paris Olympics, played August 7-10 at Le Golf National, the same course that hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Diksha and Aditi secured their Olympic spots by being ranked 25th and 41st respectively, on the latest Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR) during the qualification period between June 2022 -June 2024. 

The duo last represented India at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, where Aditi Ashok missed out on a bronze medal by one shot during the 72-hole stroke-play tournament.

According to the qualification rules, the top 15 players from the OGR qualify for the Olympics, with a maximum of four athletes per country. Beyond that, up to two eligible players per country can qualify, provided there are not already two or more golfers from that country in the top 15. The field will be 60 players only and the competition is played over four days of stroke-play with no halfway cut. 

Brief Player profiles –
Aditi Ashok 

Played 30 majors

Has played the LPGA Tour for the past 6 years and had her best year ever in 2023, finishing 37th with earnings of US$ 784,990.

She also won twice on the European Tour in 2023 – once in Kenya and the other at the season ending Andalucia Open finishing ranked 4th in Europe despite playing only 8 events.

Her five victories on the Ladies European Tour – Hero Women’s Indian Open (Nov. 2016), Qatar Ladies Open (Nov. 2016), Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (Nov. 2017), Magical Kenya Ladies Open (Feb. 2023) & Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Espana (Nov. 2023).

Arjuna Award – 2020

Diksha Dagar 

2023 was her best season ever on the Ladies European Tour (LET) , finishing 3rd in the rankings after winning the Czech Ladies Open in June 2023. 

In 2019 she won the Investec South African Women’s Open. 

Arjuna Award – 2024

Indian Women at the Olympics – 

2016 – Rio Olympics: Aditi Ashok – 41st

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Aditi Ashok – 4th & Diksha Dagar – T-40th


Photo – LET

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